Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rich and Katelyn Reed Wedding

I had the privelege this past weekend of capturing the marriage of Katelyn and Rich.  I have known Katelyn since she was a little girl - so when they asked me if I could do their wedding, I was thrilled!  I get asked to do a lot of weddings but I always turn them down.  But I'm starting to think that maybe I'm finally ready to begin dappling in some wedding photograhy here and there.  It only seems interesting to me though if I know the bride and/or groom.   Katelyn's mom is a good friend of mine - and is even a teacher at our christian school.  Here are just a FEW of the many beautiful moments...

The bride looked absolutely stunning and I loved her subtle Christmas themed December color combinations.

The excitement of the getting ready .......

Both of the sisters....

We were able to do quite a bit of the formal family shots before the wedding with the groom tucked safely away out of sight.  I love these pictures of the bride in the sunlight - she was so sweetly walking her grandfather back into the building.

The ceremony was a small intimate gathering of mostly just family members.  It was a tender and touching ceremony.

Immediately after the ceremony we were able to capture some great shots of the bride and groom in the very last of the fading sunset light - the light was PERFECT!

This is one of my favorite images of the evening, there were huge flocks of birds flying overhead while we were shooting - and you can even see the moon in the one below!

The very intimate gathering of the bridal party - all siblings or cousins.

The entire family - and also just about the entire guest list!

I kept stealing quick shots of these two when they thought I wasn't around - - they are SO IN LOVE with each other, and it just showed in every picture that I took.  I absolutely loved watching Rich gazing so lovingly at his bride every chance he could.

The first dance.....

and the lovely cake..

......and a quick moment to relax before the grand finale!!

Congratulations to Rich and Katelyn - best wishes for many decades of happiness!!


Caseybumpinalong said...

Aw, super sweet! You got some beautiful captures! The sparkler love was brilliant.

schweigen.ist.silber said...

Why have stayed away from Wedding photography so far? Your pictures are much more beautiful that many of other "official" wedding photographers.

Wendy said...

Heather, the pictures are beautiful and Rich and Katelyn are blessed to have their memories captured by such amazing talent! I'm glad you enjoyed your time and pray that your other engagement that weekend went well too :)